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Describes a trial conducted to investigate a potential method for using 2,3,4-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid as a replacement for cincturing of currants without any undesirable side effects. 2,3,4-T was trialed at several concentrations.
At the time of early harvest due rain damage bunch weight was greater by almost half and suger content less by one sixth on the vines treated with 2,3,4-T, in comparison to vines treated with 2,4,6-T and 2,3,6-T.
THe effect of 2,3,4-T was also evident in the appearance of the fruit, with larger berries and less advanced colouring. None of the subtances at any of the concentrations tested showed any formative effects on the vines. 2,3,4-T appears to be a very promising substance for a spray to replace cincturing of currants.
2,3,4-trichlorophenoxyacetic Acid as a Spray to Replace Cincturing of Currants
1957, Journal of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science, vol 23, issue 3, month 9, pages 242 – 243